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I use 50% topsoil 50% well rotted farmyard manure in raised beds.
I find that Swiss chard, Pak choi, Little Gem lettuce and broad beans are all successful - I'm also going to try some autumn-sown peas.
We started the day with fog, but the sun's burning it off - apparently we've got a sunny day ahead I'm going into the city on the bus later to get shorn - beginning to look like Worzel Gummidge - as I can't grub around in the garden for a while I've also booked a manicure - got to live up to Panda's claws on Saturday
Good morning Bekkie I've been trying to get on here since 6am - looked like the site was down
Maybe some cuttings OL - you'll need a placcy bag in your handbag
At a shoot the beaters drive the birds towards the guns and they fly up over the shooters' heads - they fire upwards at the pheasants - to fire across the land would be dangerous - they'd shoot the beaters or the dogs
I was going to say Viburnum tinus too, but everyone beat me to it
Glad you've enjoyed your un-party RB
I had a lovely surprise visit this aftrnoon from a young lady I got to know through my last job - our house isn't easily wheelchair accessible, but the sun came out and we were able to sit out on the terrace - she brought me a lovely get well card and she and her PA stayed for a cuppa and a slice of cake - I sent her home laiden with cucumbers and raspberries
Pheasants can fly really quite high if they want to
They go very well with roast apples and Calvados
I've seen them fetch £35+ at local auctions - depending on style and condition etc.